Trinidad's maritime surveillance system is partially down
TrinidadExpress reported today that part of Trinidad’s maritime surveillance system is down. The maritime radar installation on the San Fernando Hill that forms part of the State’s $100 million 360 degree coastal surveillance system, went down on January 26, 2008.
Technicians returned yesterday afternoon to the installation. Insiders said that the technicians were trained by Israeli experts to maintain the system, but there were questions about how much they could do. The Advanced Coastal Surveillance Radar (ACSR) was bought from Israel’s Aircraft Industries Ltd. Both Prime Minister Patrick Manning and National Security Minister Martin Joseph said the radar system was key in the fight against guns and drug fueled violent crimes.